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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 03-09-2009, 02:17 AM
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New 325i!

So i havent told mum yet.... but ive won an auction on an 88 E30 325i. it has a cracked head, but oterwise excellent condition all round. south african model, so had cruise control, larger fuel tanks, battery in boot, and even more rust protection than usual! not to mention some other stuff exclusive to this market. also has leather sport seats, virtually unkerbed (but a few years old) 16" mags, and green, and only 100,000km's! about 60000 miles?. all for $650. at current rates thats about US$1200, but usually about US$800-900 (our dollar is way down at the moment coz of the ressession). i suspect something else may be wrong with the engine because of it getting a cracked head after such low kays, but thats common with the 325i im told?
A pretty good deal if i do say so myself! ill put up some pics as soon as i pick it up!
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Old 03-09-2009, 12:28 PM
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:39 AM
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Yay picked it up today! all went well towing! though typical... my camera got stolen, so now i cant take pics with it ill try use my laptops webcam to take photos tho... all is not lost haha. looks wierd having two e30s side by side when your not used to it! makes me realise how low mine is! haha
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Keeps getting better! i just poped the center caps off the wheels and relised they are genuine hartage wheels! :O

as i said above, i need a new head for it.. what can i use? its facelift 325i, so obvioulsy direct swap will. but M20B23? B20?

Taken from Wikipedia:
"Three different head castings were used over the engine's production run. ... The final version was #1705885 or "885" introduced in the 325i. Ports were further enlarged, valves were larger and the combustion chamber was redesigned to improve flow and thermodynamic efficiency."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M20B25

and any tips or tricks i should know? Thanks
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Old 03-15-2009, 02:07 AM
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bump....

surely someone must know!!
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Old 03-15-2009, 11:10 AM
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I will not tell you a thing until I see some pictures!
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Old 03-15-2009, 10:36 PM
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Haha sounds like a deal! im desperate to know and i cant find out anywhere! pics at this link (in the Pics of your E30 thread)
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...223179&page=32
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What a bargain - lucky SOB.
Hate to break it to you but that happened 3 years ago.

Or you knew and decided for necrophilia!

I think it had an M52 conversion and then was sold due to rust.
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Hate to break it to you but that happened 3 years ago.

Or you knew and decided for necrophilia!

I think it had an M52 conversion and then was sold due to rust.
Close, the slammed 320i in this photo with the ETHRTY plates is the one that eventually got the M52 and TEch2 kit etc, and was parted out due to body electrical issues mainly.


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raise your e30 .. it looks retarded
ahh look at this gem!
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ahh look at this gem!
digging up 3 year old posts ?

i still stand by what i said for that picture.
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